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September 2017 Archives

Potential strategies to choose the right divorce lawyer

The right divorce counsel can make a major difference for your post-married life. Undergoing a divorce can be trying, and you will likely want to have a support team that can address all of your concerns and guide you through the many complexities involved in the process. For most, a major part of the support team is their lawyer.

The basics of child custody in New Jersey

Most, if not all, parents want what is best for their children. The same holds true for parents involved in divorce proceedings, and that is why understanding child custody matters are so important. New Jersey parents who are in the midst of a divorce and have children under 18 years of age can benefit from knowing what is meant when custody matters are discussed by lawyers.

Sign that may point to a rocky road to divorce

Marriage is a partnership people mostly believe will last a lifetime. That is why it is no easy decision to ask ones partner for a divorce. In some case, both partners can come to an agreement that they have grown apart and that splitting up may be the best thing for all involved, but this is not always the case.

Which payments qualify as spousal support?

When getting divorced in New Jersey, a family court judge will order the division of marital property, allocate child custody, parenting time and more. Alternatively, a couple can sit down and negotiate agreements that fit their circumstances. However, making important financial decisions about spousal support and other matters without understanding the tax implications could bring some unpleasant post-divorce surprises.

Child custody: Tips to help children cope

Most people do not want to hurt their children and do everything possible for their benefit. Unfortunately, when New Jersey parents decide to divorce children are affected negatively in some way or another. This is why it is important to ensure that the child custody arrangements focus on protecting the best interests of the children involved.

Mediation: an alternative to court battles

Admittedly, the idea of taking someone to court can be exciting. You imagine the stunning arguments, the visceral testimonies, the thundering gavel bang of justice, but going to court can also be frustrating, lengthy and costly for both parties. In some cases, it truly is the best option, but most of the time individuals should exhaust preliminary options before deciding to head off to court.

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